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Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux

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Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux

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Overview

Spend a day sipping French reds and whites in the Saint-Emilion and Pomerol wine region. Departing from Bordeaux, visit two chateaux to taste the region’s famous wines and wander the streets of beautiful Saint-Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Full-day trip to the St Emilion wine region in Bordeaux
  • Enjoy wine tasting sessions in Saint Emilion or Pomerol chateaux
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed village of Saint Emillion on a 45-minute, guided walking tour
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One bottle of water per person
Short walking tour of St Emilion village
Professional tour guide
Three wine tasting sessions
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Free WiFi access on board
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fees to monuments, museums or attractions

Departure Point

12 Cr du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Meet your guide 10 minutes before departure time, in front of the Bordeaux Tourist office. Departure time is 09:30am.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from Bordeaux in a climate-controlled coach and travel north to two wine-producing regions — Saint-Emilion and the Pomerol. The latter is located within the Libournais area.

Near Saint-Emilion, you’ll visit a chateau — the French word for ‘castle’ — for a guided wine tasting. Find out how factors like soil and climate combine to give wine grapes distinct characteristics, and how those contribute to the flavor of the wine. Learn what grapes grow best in this area and create Bordeaux’s famous wines.

Next, make your way into the town of Saint-Emilion itself, where you’ll get to explore this exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site during a walking tour. After that, enjoy some free time to see the town on your own, do some shopping and get some lunch (own expense).

The last stop of your tour is a wine estate in the Pomerol. Sample more of the wines during a wine tasting in a Grand Cru Classé chateau. Learn more about the detailed process of making wine during a tour of the wine cellars and vat house before climbing back into the coach and heading back to Bordeaux.
Itinerary
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Saint-Emilion
A Full Day Tour Taking in Some of Bordeaux’s Most Famous Appellations
Duration: 8 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult only tour, children under 18 years of age are not allowed
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY OPHORUS Excursions Tours in France

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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What is the maximum group size during Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Saint Emilion Day Trip with Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tastings from Bordeaux.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I highly recommend you have a hard copy of your reservations, as it makes asking questions easier since it can be a bit chaotic." See review
  • "If you can take the time, I highly recommend the full day tour so that you have some time to explore St. Emilion and visit more wineries." See review
  • "You are given a perfect amount of time in the city as well, which is not always the case with these types of tours." See review

Reviews

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Great St. Emilion experience!
NancyDeDona
, Aug 2021
Karim made the tour FUN! He was very knowledgeable and engaging-so much so it felt like each of us had a personal tour. PS, the wine was good too.
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Great Tour
Mary_M
, Aug 2021
Jerome was an amazing tour guide and took us to excellent wineries in the region. Great experience overall!
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Caroline, Eileen and Melanie
Caroline_B
, Aug 2021
Karim was an excellent guide, so knowledgeable and a lot of fun. The wineries were fab! We had a lovely little group.
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Fun experience
Michelle_W
, Aug 2021
We had such a fun day with our guide Emily! She gave a great tour of St Emilion and 3 wineries, giving plenty advice on photo ops and lunch choices (duck burgers)!
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Terrific wine tasting tour.
Matthew_B
, Jul 2021
Jérôme and the entire experience was absolutely terrific, we stopped at three of the Grand Cru Chateau’s, tasted wines, had a nice lunch and walking tour through the old medieval town of St-Émilion. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Dear Matthew_B, Thank for taking some time to review your Saint Emilion full day wine tour. Most appreciated by Jérôme and the team at Ophorus.
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Saint Emilion
Paul_W
, Jul 2021
Enjoyed visiting the region around Saint Emilion. Very knowledgeable guide on the process and characteristics of wine making.
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Great small size tour to recommend
Li_H
, Jul 2021
Karim our guide gave an amazing tour, was knowledgeable in the history of Bordeaux + wine, paced the tour well and even made us play a fun game on our way back to the city to pass the traffic, really thoughtful. His English was really good too. The tour itself included 1) 10:00-1:30 two separate winery tours and tastings with generous portions (so make sure you have a big breakfast, don’t make the mistake we made); 2) 1:30-3:30 lunch and break on your own in St Emilion village; 3) 3:30-4:30 another tasting at a chateau. A nice Mercedes van fit a group of 3 couples for the entire tour.
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Very good
Emil_S
, Jul 2021
Super trip! Karim (the tour guide) was amazing. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. He made the trip excellent.
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A Great, Educational Day Out
Julia_S
, Jun 2021
A really good day. Nicely paced? Good variety, The 3 vineyards were well chosen and very welcoming. Out guide Karim was really good, very knowledgeable, patient and friendly. It is very nice to have a tour leader who obviously gets great pleasure spending time with guests.
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Wine lover's tour
Rick
, Mar 2020
This is a tour that you can't miss if you are a wine lover. I visited many wineries over the world (e.g., Rhone valley, Burgundy, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Niagara on the lake, Napa Valley, Douro valley in Porto, Hokkaido in Japan, etc...). This is one of the most enjoyable tours. The tour guide Luigi is incredible. He is so knowledgeable in wine and accommodating. I made a remark on my booking saying that I wanted to visit Petrus. The 1st stop we went was Ch Petrus. He allowed ample time for is to take pictures and experience the terroir. He also stopped us by in many super famous chateau in Pomerol (e.g., Petrus, Le Pin) and Saint Emilion (e.g., Ausone, Pavie). This tour took us to a few chateau producing wine with special characters for tasting, which are not very commonly seen or available in the market. I felt no pressure to buy their wine after tasting but just felt being invited to appreciate their wines. The most exciting part was that he took me to taste vintage Armagnac 1977 and 1997 at a super good rate that I can never find in Hong Kong. We stopped at a very historical town to have a lunch there, which is just next to Ch Ausone. Lots of choices there and Luigi made very good recommendations for us..Most of all, the price of the lunch was very reasonable, given the quality of food. Having a glass of Saint Emilion with a dish of a Confit de Canard right in the middle of a medieval town, it was an amazing experience. On our way back, he arranged a smelling test for us to guess the food by smelling the essence oils. Although I have played this game for many times, I still found it very enjoyable hosted by Luigi. The only problem is that time is too short to enjoy so many things in a day. If you are a true wine lover (not a wine label lover) and have some background knowledge with wine, and you don't really want to spend a lot of money, you will find this tour amusing. Go with Luigi.
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